23 Questions with Bond Collective - Aaisha Joseph from All Star Code
23 Questions with Bond Collective is a series highlighting the impressive 1,000+ person community spread across the Bond Collective portfolio. The series will feature members from 60 Broad, 55 Broadway, Gowanus and Flatiron locations and Bond Collective employees as well. 23 Questions will explore all different walks of life and show just how unique and vast the Bond Collective network continues to become.
Aaisha Joseph is the Executive Assistant to the Founder & Executive Director of All Star Code and a member at Bond 60 Broad. Originally from Jamaica Queens, Aaisha attended York College graduating with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in English. At All Star Code, Aaisha and the team empower young men with the skills, networks, and mindsets they need to create new futures through technology. Day to day, Aaisha provides top level assistance to Christina Lewis Halpern.
Aaisha lives in Queens Village and can be found enjoying a smoothie and healthy meal at Fountain of Youth Juice Bar. A fan of music and a singer in her own right, Aaisha enjoys performing karaoke in her free time. Aaisha also has a passion for fashion (she loves Poshmark!), reading, and is a Candy Crush expert. At Bond 60 Broad, Aaisha appreciates the thoughtfulness behind the design and amenities throughout the space, and the access to helpful community staff if she ever has an issue. Aaisha has a contagious smile and laugh, exudes a joy for life, and is an overall pleasure to be around. We asked Aaisha a few questions…
1 - First thing you do in the morning?
I check my phone for the time, and then play Candy Crush for about half an hour!
2 - Top 3 songs to listen to when you need to get work done?
Music actually hinders me from being the most productive. I'll start singing along and trying to harmonize and the whole bit and get totally distracted.
3 - Favorite coffee shop and go to order?
Ahh, Starbucks of course! Cafe Vanilla Frappuchino w/ whipped cream. ☺️
4 - Gmail or Outlook?
That's a tough one. Gmail for personal correspondence and Outlook for business.
5 - App you can’t live without?
Oh my goodness there's too many! I definitely need my Holy Bible app.
6 - First job?
My very first job as an on the clock worker was at Taco Bell/Pizza Hut I believe, if not McDonald's. It's been ages. My experiences in both places however make me try to steer clear from fast food. You just wouldn't believe the things!
7 - Favorite lunch spot?
I'd have to say Dig Inn. It's healthy, fast and delicious. Brown rice, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and Salmon almost always! Oh, and you can't forget the pesto.
8 - Early or late?
Definitely not a morning person, although I'm always super proud of myself when I'm able to get out of bed around 6 or 7 a.m.! (I'm usually up really late and thus).
9 - How do you unwind after a long day of work?
After a long day of work I will go home, lay in bed and either watch a movie or play Candy Crush. I would also go out singing but now don't seem to have as much time. They all are great stress receivers for me.
10 -What is your lucky charm?
I don't believe in lucky charms. Never did, even as a kid.
11 - What inspires you?
My faith. Knowing that there's a purpose to my existence and this world's.
12 - Social Media Account everyone should be following?
I love Christian Siriano's Instagram. His designs are just breathtaking. I love fashion and he is one of the most visionary and creative people in the industry.
13 - Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
"The people that mind don't matter and the people that matter don't mind."
14 - How long did it take you to get to work this morning?
About 60 minutes. And that's because I was traveling from a friend's. My commute from home is close to 2 hours! The LIRR has become one of my closest friends.
15 - When’s the last time you celebrated a win?
I don't celebrate my accomplishments but maybe I should?
16 - If you could squeeze one more activity into your daily life, what would it be?
At the moment, because my interests varies as the day, learning how to do nail art.
17 - If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
18 - What is the most interesting thing about you?
When I speak Spanish (the little that I know) you would think I was a native speaker ??? I guess that's interesting.
19 - Last show you binge watched?
The Blacklist and Blindspot simultaneously! I can't get enough of both of them.
20 - Biggest Cheerleader?
My mom, mentors, and best friend.
21 - Call or text?
Depends. Text me first to see if I'm available to talk. But I like talking. It provides something meaningful that texting does not.
22 - Favorite book?
I read more as a child than I do now due to time, or the lack thereof rather. But I'd have to say one of my favorites is A Little History of the World By E.H. Gomrich.
23 - Name 5 people (dead or alive) you would invite to a dinner party.
- Michelle Obama
- Billy Graham
- Paul the Apostle
- Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle